Bird in a Medallion
Arts of the Islamic World
The graceful bird in this textile medallion is reminiscent of Late Antique and Coptic motifs, yet the textile’s color scheme suggests early Islamic manufacture in Egypt under the Tulunids (circa 868–905).
late 9th-early 10th century
4 7/16 x 3 3/4 in. (11.3 x 9.5 cm)
Frame: 1 5/8 x 10 11/16 x 8 3/16 in. (4.1 x 27.1 x 20.8 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Dr. Virgil H. Bird
Long-necked bird woven in ochre linen against dark blue ground. White and ochre wing and flying scarf. White foot and floral stem extending from beak.
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Bird in a Medallion, late 9th-early 10th century. Linen, tapestry-woven, 4 7/16 x 3 3/4 in. (11.3 x 9.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. Virgil H. Bird, 84.270. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 84.270_PS1.jpg)
overall, 84.270_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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